UK EVENT DIARY

2015
Full list of events and fundraising opportunities

Music - All year
The Smyths are a tribute band for, you guessed it, 'The Smiths' and they are continually touring the UK.  The band are doing well and are proud supporters of Animals Asia.  Our support groups attend the gigs when time allows to raise funds and awareness. You can find a full list of gigs on The Smyths website.

Food - All year
Come Dine for Animals, Dinner party at your house.
Have fun with your friends while supporting your favourite animal welfare charity. All you have to do is invite your friends to a meal with you! Easy right? In return for a meal we'd like your guests to make a donation which will go to supporting our programmes in China and Vietnam. We know it's not that easy to ask friends for donations, but you can make it easier by using Dinner4Good. Dinner4Good takes all the stress out, which means you can invite your guests by email through their website.


Skydive for Animals Asia all year!
For full information and to apply visit http://www.skylineparachuting.co.uk/ | e:imills@animalsasia.org

Tuesday 14th April
Charity Golfing Day in Aid of Animals Asia
Leicester
Please contact Karen Dalzell-Payne karen.dalzell-payne@ciber.com for further information

Saturday 18th April
London Animal Charities Fair (Hosted by the London Animals Asia Support Group)
The Human Rights Action Centre, 17 - 25 New Inn Yard, EC2A 3EA, London
Come along and help raise funds and awareness for animal causes in the UK and beyond. 30+stalls & Free entry.
Please contact Maren | animalsasialondon@gmail.com | Fb for further information.


Saturday 2nd May
A Celebration of Animals in Words & Pictures
Gloucester Cathederal, Chapter House (2p.m.)

Featuring singer songwriter KIRST, Hannah Grove Atherton and Ritualatis. Expect Harp music, songs and poetry readings, stalls and an art exhibition.
Tickets are £10 (£15 on the day) including refreshment.
Please contact Rev. Lynne Chitty lynnechitty@fsmail.net for further details.

Saturday 2nd/Sunday 3rd May
Isle of Wight Challenge (Walk it, or Jog it, or Run it)

Great challenges need great settings - and there's none better than the Island's stunning coastal path! Our Ultra Challenge heads out from Cowes, past the Needles, on and around for 106km - with spectacular coastlines, dramatic cliffs, & sandy beaches. Most of the 1500 challengers will walk it, many will jog parts, and some will run it.
Full listing and intructions | http://www.isleofwightchallenge.com/ | e:imills@animalsasia.org

Saturday 16th May
Run or Dye (Bath)
Run or Dye is taking over the UK once again in 2015 and we're ready to make BATH our biggest and best venue on the UK Tour. Don't miss out as the world's most colourful 5km run comes to your city. And don't forget to share the love with your friends and family.
Full listing and instructions | http://runordye.co.uk/uk-locations/bath | e:imills@animalsasia.org

Sunday 17th May
Super Hero Run (London) 5K or 10K

Are you a bit of a Superman or Wonderwoman? Do you see yourself as a CatWoman or Aquaman? Then you're probably just right for the London Super Hero Run. The run will take place at Regent's Park London*. Regent's Park is one of the most beautiful parks in London and is a wonderful setting for your run!
Full listing and instructions | http://www.doitforcharity.com/difc--super-hero-run-2015.aspx | e:imills@animalsasia.org

Sunday 31st May
Walk for Freedom, Quantocks annual dog walk with the West Somerset Support Group (tbc)
Please contact Sue Warrell suewarrell@yahoo.co.uk  for registration or further details.


Tuesday 2nd June
Walk for Freedom, Dog walk around Farnham park & keep with the Surrey & Hampshire support group
Farnham Park & Keep, Surrey
An organised walk with park ranger, Robin Crowther.  A fun easy going circuit full of information on the park, its wildlife and the castle.
Contact Gary Baxter g8.baxter@gmail.com | 07800 555 863 for further information or to register (£10)

Sunday 7th June
Walk for Freedom, Hamhill Charity Dog walk with the Somerset Support Group

Montacute Village Hall, Somerset, TA15 6UU
Please contact Jane & Mick Riva 01935 863 352 | mickriva@aol.com for further details

Save the Date - Tuesday 23rd June
An evening talk with Jill Robinson MBE,
Augustines United Church, 41-43 George IV Bridge EDINBURGH EH1 1EL

Come join us in Scotland for an evening talk, buffet with a glass of wine/soft drink & raffle, all with Animals Asia Founder & CEO Jill Robinson.
Tickets are £20 per person, to purchase please call 01579 437 148


STOP PRESS Friday 26th June
A glitzy night out in London, Plaisterers’ Hall with Animals Asia

One London Wall,  EC2Y 5JU
Including dinner with fabulous entertainment, prizes and auction and in the company of our founder Jill Robinson and special celebrity guests. Tickets are £120 per person and can be purchased via the office in Cornwall:
Telephone | 01579 347 148 |  Full event details

Satuday 27th/Sunday 28th June
Grand Union Challenge: London 2 Chilterns (Walk it, or Jog it, or Run it)
A unique endurance event along an historic route! It's 100km, 50, or 25km on the Grand Union Canal towpath - a 'hidden green corridor' - that winds its way from the heart of London out towards the Chilterns. The scenery will surprise you – the Challenge will inspire you - and it's London's Great Escape!
Full listing and intructions | http://www.grandunionchallenge.com/ | e:
imills@animalsasia.org

Saturday 27th June
Run or Dye (Cheshire)
Run or Dye is taking over the UK once again in 2015 and we're ready to make CHESHIRE our biggest and best venue on the UK Tour. Don't miss out as the world's most colourful 5km run comes to your city. And don't forget to share the love with your friends and family.
Full listing and instructions | http://runordye.co.uk/uk-locations/cheshire | e:imills@animalsasia.org

Sunday 28th June
Dragon Boat Race
Coate Water Country Park, Swindon
After last year's success the Moonbear Paddlers are returning to Coate Water Country Park.
Contact Sarah Chilvers sarahchilvers66@hotmail.com | 07866 519 232 for more information or to register as a Moon Bear Paddler 

Save the Date - Tuesday 30th June
Evening Talk with Jill Robinson
Plough and Harrow Hotel, Hagley Road, Birmingham B16 8LS.
Join us in the Terrace restaurant for a buffet supper and talk by Jill while enjoying the gardens from the balcony and patio. Tickets are £25 per person and can be purchased by calling | 01579 347 148 | Full event details


Skydive for Animals Asia all year!
For full information and to apply visit http://www.skylineparachuting.co.uk/ | e:imills@animalsasia.org

Sunday 26th July
Walk for Freedom, Peatmoor Lake circular dog walk with the Swindon Support Group

Peatmoor Lake, Swindon
This is a 3 mile sponsored circular walk around Peatmoor Lagoon and Shaw Forest.
Please contact Sarah Chilvers
sarahchilvers66@hotmail.com| 07866 519 232 for more information or to register.

Saturday 15th August
The Color Run (Birmingham NEC)
The Color Run™ 5k is coming back to Birmingham! The only question is: Are you ready for the craziest, most colourful 5k of your life? You bet you are. Run the colourful course solo or even better - bring your friends along! Check out the race details below & Color Run will see you all squeaky clean at the start line!
Full listing and intructions | http://thecolorrun.co.uk/Birmingham | e:imills@animalsasia.org

Saturday 22nd August
Woofstock UK 2015

Marnhill, Dorset, close to Yeovil and Sturminster Newton
Woofstock UK 2015 is an event like no other. It is a festival for all things dog. This is our second year of running the event with the first in 2014 hailed as a great success. We were already receiving ticket bookings and stall enquiries before the launch of the website such is the power of the woof!
This promises to be THE most enjoyable, unusual and most talked about event again this year and in years to come.
Please contact Harry the Spaniel for further information & tickets

Wednesday 26th - Sunday 30th August
3 Cities Open Cycle Ride (London - Brussels
)
The 3 Cities bike ride takes you through beautiful English villages and into the Dutch lowlands via Amsterdam and across to Brussels. You'll pass canals, historical landmarks and rural villages stopping off in the wonderful city of Amsterdam before making it all the way to beautiful Belgium and the city of Brussels.
Full listing and intructions | www.doitforcharity.com | e:imills@animalsasia.org

Saturday 29th/Sunday 30th August
London 2 Brighton Challenge
Which is for you - the London 2 Cambridge 100km Ultra Challenge, or the 26.2 mile Capital Marathon Challenge? Both start by the Olympic Park and head up the fascinating Lea Valley past locks, parkland and wetlands. The Marathon Challenge finishes in Hertford - the Ultra continues on through picturesque countryside up to Cambridge.
Full listing and intructions | http://www.london2cambridgechallenge.com/ | e:imills@animalsasia.org

Sunday 30th August
The Color Run (Belfast Titanic Quarter)
The Color Run™ 5k is coming back to Belfast! The only question is: Are you ready for the craziest, most colourful 5k of your life? You bet you are. Run the colourful course solo or even better - bring your friends along! Check out the race details below & Color Run will see you all squeaky clean at the start line!
Full listing and intructions | http://thecolorrun.co.uk/Birmingham | e:imills@animalsasia.org


Saturday 5th September
Trek Snowdon, Betwys-e-Coed, Wales
Join Animals Asia and our friends at Nowzad to trek up Snowdon to raise vital funds while having loads of fun.
Contact the UK office on
ukqueries@animalsasia.org| 01579 347148 for further information and to register.

Sunday 6th September
London to Brighton (Cycle)
The London to Brighton Cycle Ride is a fundraising challenge starting in London and finishing on the Brighton sea front. Over 2000 people are expected to take part raising funds for hundreds of different charities and now this is your chance to join them!
Full listing and instructions | www.doitforcharity.com | e:imills@animalsasia.org

Saturday 12th September
Walk for Freedom on Southampton Common, The Avenue, Southampton,10.30am
Annual dog walk with the Southampton & Portsmouth Support Group.
Contact Linda Burr on
linda.burr@mypostoffice.co.uk| 01489 781 055 for further details or to register.


Skydive for Animals Asia all year!
For full information and to apply visit http://www.skylineparachuting.co.uk/ | e:imills@animalsasia.org

14th - 24th October
Animals Asia Great Wall of China Trek, Chengdu, China
Join us for this challenging and rewarding trek to help China & Vietnam's suffering bears, cats and dogs. Marvel at the architecture of the Great Wall of China, one of the world's most iconic man-mad structures, as you enjoy a 5 day trek on some of the oldest sections of the Wall from Gubeikou to Simatai.
After you trek learn first-hand about the plight of China's endangered bears with an exclusive visit to our bear rescue centre in Chengdu with a guided tour by Animals Asia's founder, Jill Robinson MBE. There you will meet some of the fortunate rescued bears who now enjoy a life free from pain and fear.

This unique experience will allow you to spend 2 full days with Animals Asia - one and half days at the Chengdu Bear Sanctuary with half a day with some of the rescued dogs seeing how they benefit blind and disabled clients - with a Dr Dog visit and Dialogue in the Dark.
Contact the UK office on ukqueries@animalsasia.org | 01579 347148 for further information and to register.

Saturday 18th October
Run or Dye (Edinburgh)
Run or Dye is taking over the UK once again in 2015 and we're ready to make EDINBURGH our biggest and best venue on the UK Tour. Don't miss out as the world's most colourful 5km run comes to your city. And don't forget to share the love with your friends and family.
Full listing and instructions | http://runordye.co.uk/uk-locations/edinburgh | e:imills@animalsasia.org

Saturday 18th October
Eden Project Marathon & Half Marathon (Cornwall)
Featuring multi-terrain courses around Eden, the races follow a challenging route through areas of spectacular mining heritage and beautiful countryside landscapes, and feature:

  • water stations every 3 miles and SIS Isotonic drinks at Mile 7 and 21
  • fundraise for Animals Asia independenty
  • changing and supervised storage facilities
  • chip timing
  • cash prizes for race winners and prizes for category winners 
  • themed medal, t-shirt and pasty for all finishers
  • runners' pasta party at Eden from 6pm on Saturday 17 October 2015.

Full listing & instructions | Eden/Marathon | Fb | e:imills@animalsasia.org

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